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Latino Officials Speak Out After Obama Postpones Immigration Action Until After Election

President Obama announced he is delaying immigration reform until after the November election, local elected officials who often are on the forefront of the needs of immigrants, are speaking out and providing solutions.
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Social Security Benefits Are Only Income for 43 Percent of Retired Latinos, Immigration Reform and Minimum Wage Hike Could Help

The statistics are worrying. Forty-three percent of Latinos depend entirely on social security in retirement, according to one report.
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GOP Attack Ad Paints Marco Rubio's Senate Immigration Bill as 'Amnesty'

The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a new advertisement targeting a Democratic Georgia senate candidate, but it may have paired Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, with an "amnesty" immigration bill.
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Obama ISIS Speech Criticized by House Speaker John Boehner, GOP Senators, But they Agreed on Islamic State's Threat

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about his plans to target the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, and lawmakers from the Republican Party commented on the positives and negatives of his strategy.
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New Mexico Governor Candidates Susana Martinez and Gary King Butt Heads Over Having 'A Latino Heart' [Video]

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is being criticized about remarks he made about Gov. Susana Martinez.

Abortion Clinic & Law Update 2014: Missouri Passes 72-Hour Mandatory Waiting Period for Abortions

Lawmakers in the state of Missouri have enacted mandatory waiting periods for abortions on Wednesday.
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Poll: Latino Voters More Negative About US, Obama and the Economy; in Favor of Hillary Clinton Over Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio

According to a new poll of registered Latino voters, more Hispanics think the United States is heading in the wrong direction than previously.
L-R: Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Providence Mayoral Candidate Jorge O Elorza

Dominican-American Mayor of Providence, Angel Taveras, Loses Primary Bid for RI Governor

For the first time, a Dominican-American ran in a gubernatorial primary election in Rhode Island, and a Guatemalan-American will compete to become mayor in Providence, Rhode Island in the November elections.
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Internet Slowdown Day Hits as FCC's Tom Wheeler Hints at Neutrality Rules for Wireless

On Wednesday, Netflix, Digg, Reddit, Tumblr, and many others took part in an online protest reminiscent of the 2011 anti-SOPA action to protest against the Federal Communications Commission's planned new Open Internet policy and the "fast lanes" proposal associated with it. Meanwhile, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted this week at expanding Net Neutrality-type protections to wireless broadband.
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Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican, Central American Counterparts Talk Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed Attorney General Eric Holder visited Mexico City to meet with fellow attorneys general from Mexico and across Central America.
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Scott Brown Wins NH GOP Senate Primary, Latino Angel Taveras Loses in RI

Primary elections were held in five northeastern states on Tuesday. In four states, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, voters chose candidates to compete in gubernatorial races.
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Marijuana Legalization 2014: Philadelphia Set to Decriminalize Cannabis

Philadelphia to become largest city to decriminalize marijuana
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Immigration Rights Leaders Arrested Outside Harry Reid's Office, Ask Senate Leader to 'Keep His Word' on Immigrant Relief

Advocates for immigrants rights were arrested outside Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s, D-NV, office on Tuesday.

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Latino Advocates Address 'Setback' of Obama Immigration Executive Action Delay

A coalition of 39 national Latino advocacy organizations responded to President Barack Obama's executive action delay on immigration. The coalition, known as the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), expressed "anger" and "disappointment" with Obama's decision.
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Poll: Americans' Support of Undocumented Immigrants Obtaining Citizenship Declining; Republicans, Blacks See Big Change

According to a new poll, Americans' views on immigration and citizenship for undocumented immigrants is changing.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Calls for Life Suspension of Ray Rice Over Violent Video [Watch]

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has joined the debate over former NFL Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, after a video of the athlete punching his then-fiancée cost him his job on Monday.
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White House Promotes Obama's Four Principles for 'Common Sense' Immigration Reform Proposal

Obama said he would announce an executive action if Congress does not provide him a "common-sense" comprehensive immigration bill. To support what he's looking for, the White House outlines four main principles for a "common-sense" proposal.
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Obama on Immigration Reform: 59 Percent Disapprove of Immigration Management, Job Approval Hit New Lows

President Barack Obama's handling of immigration and his overall job performance has declined to new lows based on polling data.
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Bill Clinton to Join President Obama in 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps

Former President Bill Clinton will visit the White House this week to join President Barack Obama in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.
Naturalization Ceremony Held At Annual League Of United Latin American Citizens Convention

GOP Senate Primaries, Gubernatorial Races in Five States Today

Voters in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island will decide who will be on the gubernatorial ticket for the November elections, and there are races for House and Senate seats in the five states.
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